Aston Martin close to capital injection

British sports car maker Aston Martin said it is in “advanced” talks with potential investors over an injection of capital into the business. Indian tractor maker Mahindra and Mahindra last week topped an offer from Italian private equity fund Investindustrial that had been agreed with Aston’s owner, Kuwaiti investment house Investment Dar, sources said. “We are in talks for a capital increase, the company is not for sale and our existing shareholders, Investment Dar, are very much committed to Aston Martin,” said an Aston Martin spokeswoman. The spokeswoman confirmed that Aston Martin’s third-quarter presentation to bondholders, published late on Wednesday, described the talks as being “at an advanced stage”.